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30 French Short Stories for Complete Beginners

Narrated by: Kathleen Mertens
Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Languages, French
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Publisher's Summary

This collection of 30 very short stories is a fun and painless way to learn high-frequency French vocabulary and give you a good grasp of French grammar structures naturally. At only 300 words in length per story, it is specially created for complete beginners with little to no previous experience in learning French.

Learn new vocabulary naturally.

Grow your vocabulary naturally with natural dialogues and frequently used French words and expressions. After each story, you will find a list of words used in the story, together with their English translations. This means you no longer have to reach for a dictionary each time you encounter words you don't understand!

Easily grasp French grammar structures.

The stories are written with a good mix of descriptive sentences and simple, casual dialogue. This way, you'll be able to naturally pick up French grammar structures as you hear the stories!

Improve your listening comprehension.

At only 300 words per story, listeners will be able to quickly grasp the simple yet interesting plots. The stories are also narrated by a native French speaker.

Perfect for complete beginners.

As a newbie to learning French, it can be quite difficult to find appropriate materials at your level. But this collection of stories is created with you in mind. The themes are about day-to-day interaction and everyday living - perfect for complete beginners. You will also find that the words in the stories can easily be used in everyday conversations, while the grammar structures are simple and easy to grasp.

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PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Frederic Bibard (P)2017 Frederic Bibard

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A complete short read

If you could sum up 30 French Short Stories for Complete Beginners in three words, what would they be?

Refreshing enjoyable read

What did you like best about this story?

Its loaded with vocabulary.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed the repetition of words in different chapters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes ofcourse

Any additional comments?

"Its a really enjoyable short read. I've taken French for a long time but never got the chance to practice it on regular basis. This book was a perfect brush up. It helped me in improving my french vocabulary. Repetition of words was of great help and it ensures that the definition of the word and its usage is recalled. To be precise, it was a great refreshment."

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Great collection of short stories!

This audiobook was the perfect refresher for the French I learnt in high school but haven't listened to or practiced for over a decade! The speed and diction at which the short stories were read were perfect to follow and the PDF file that accompanied the audiobook was very helpful for seeing exactly how words were spelled. The selectively translated words can be used in many different situations and they have enabled me to expand my vocabulary a great deal. I found the repetitions particularly helpful for remembering the words and rehearing the short story after learning them was particularly rewarding. All in all, I am now extremely motivated to continue immersing myself into this beautiful language!

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  • george
  • 23-05-2018

Very Helpful Book!

I  really learnt a lot from this book. I haven't had the opportunity to practice my French in quite a while since I left college. This is a perfect refresher course for me. I like the way it covered tenses, simple words as well as conjugation. Great read!

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  • Frances
  • 29-11-2018

Excellent!

The stories are around one minute long, they're followed by a vocabulary section, and the PDF contains all the conversations and vocabulary with english translation.
They are simple enough and about daily subjects, kind of like a friend telling you about their day.
The narrator speaks clearly, and at a natural french speed, so sometimes I just listened at a slightly slower speed.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone learning french!

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  • Bethany
  • 31-05-2018

Very resourceful tool

After studying french for 4 years in high schoo including AP French I graduated feeling almost fluent. Sadly over the years since then I have lost those skills due to lack of practice speaking and reading in French.I wanted to learn again but dind't have the time to go take a class, nor did I know what level I would be in as I still knew some French but not where I used to be. This audio book was the perfect tool for me to re-learn French. I quickly remembered some phrases after hearing them and learned new ones. I aprreciated that it starts out with more basic words/phrases and then gets a little more advanced as you continue through the book. The repetition was helpful as that's how I memorize things in general is by repeating them. I highly reccommend this book for anyone wanting to learn French or re-learn it.

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  • Logan Hudson
  • 20-05-2019

Helpful book for beginning.

A helpful book for beginning and French learners!! I tutor French and will definitely be incorporating these stories into some of my lessons. These stories are engaging and utilize a variety of vocabulary and tenses to engage and challenge learners.

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  • Gizelle Herrera
  • 15-06-2018

Great For Beginners!

This is a great audio book for beginners and intermediates. I took French in high school and will continue to take it in college. This is great for people that are just getting to learn French, or people that already know French and want to practice it. I really liked how it taught you vocabulary and phrases and would repeat it several times. It is a great way to study and practice French. The speakers spoke very clearly. I was able understand everything perfectly in both English and French. I also liked that the speakers were not speaking too quickly, but at a nice pace where I could keep up, and comprehend what they were talking about. I would highly recommend tis audiobook to anyone who wants to learn French or just practice it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-05-2019

This is a brilliant audiobook.

This is a brilliant little collection of stories that are written in a simple and enjoyable manner, perfect for beginners. I found this set of stories entertaining and easy to understand, and I learned some new vocabulary as well!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-05-2019

Very captivating.

This book is very captivating and much more interesting than just memorizing vocabulary and conjunctions. I am absorbing the language much faster and more fluently than when I just memorized vocabulary and verb conjunctions.

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  • John Keplar
  • 20-05-2019

Quick listen!

Each story is engaging, incorporating key phrases and important vocabulary as well as using a variety of tenses to challenge readers and better their learning skills.

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  • Adam Huston
  • 20-05-2019

This is a fantastic tool for improving your French

This is a fantastic tool for improving your French on any level. While I consider myself "almost fluent" in French I was entertained and enlightened by this material. I reaffirmed what I already knew and discovered a few surprises as well as correcting a few faux pas I had been making for years. Would love to see an intermediate or advanced level of this book.

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  • Michael
  • 31-12-2018

Awful, not for begginers

I took French in high school and have been studying it sparingly for years. I am easily a beginner to French but I definitely am not a complete newcomer to it. This book in no way does what it's description says it should. They dont adequately translate the story to English, and the little definitions they give seem out of order. they read you the story real fast, then pick like 15 words or phrases afterword's and give you loose definitions as if somehow the listener was supposed to retroactively fill in the blanks and understand the story.. after about the third short story I realized that, apart from picking out all the words I already knew, I couldn't follow the stories at all. And the authors make zero attempt to fill you in afterwards by the way. Of course, I struggled because I dont understand enough French but its advertised to "complete beginners", but id have to disagree.

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  • Jose S. Hall
  • 20-05-2019

I loved this audiobook.

I loved this audiobook! This is perfect for beginners like me who are trying to learn the language. The stories are fun, and it is a great way for me to immerse myself into the language when I have no other way to do so. I am so happy that I have this to listen to again and again. This is worth the credit or purchase. If you are a beginner wanting to learn French, this is a must-have!

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  • Evan Parry
  • 20-05-2019

Well job.

This book is really well-done. The stories are more interesting than your average beginner materials, and I like that the stories use a lot of dialogue to teach colloquialisms. I was surprised by the subjects of many of the stories--I definitely enjoyed reading them more than I'd thought I would.

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  • Louis
  • 20-05-2019

Nice !

The book presents lots of different tenses, which are very common in conservation so this is challenging, yet rewarding and fun to learn different ways to say things.

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  • Jamie Henderson
  • 20-05-2019

Great book.

Short stories capture your imagination and help you learn vocabulary in a new fun and innovative way. A really great book for learning new vocabulary for French.

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  • Sean Burgess
  • 20-05-2019

This is a fun book for beginners.

This is a fun book for beginners. The vocabulary is accessible and repeats enough that the reader becomes comfortable with the new words. The increasingly difficult grammar is introduced slowly enough so that the reader’s confidence grows as each new concept is introduced.